For the First Time An Actual Replica of Elvis Presley's Second Badge # he was Given by the Dept., Unlike the ones that have been on the Market for Years that Look Nothing Like the one He Was given from the Dept.The Shelby County Sheriff's Office made Elvis Presley an honorary Special Deputy in their department. This is a replica of the badge he received for that honor.
Product Features: High Quality Made of Brass...2 1/2" Diameter (The Actual Size of what Elvis Had) Very Durable...3MM THICK...4mm Curve Colors: Gold plating...Black Soft enamel writing...with Hard Enamel Center Seal...Backside Sandblasted...Locking Pin Clasp Attachment soldered on the backside of badge.
“Elvis Presley is a special Shelby county deputy sheriff, a job that allowed the star to carry a pistol. “Sheriff Roy C. Nixon confirmed the commission ceremony was held privately in his office. He said Presley had been an ‘honorary’ deputy for several years. Badge presented by Sheriff Roy Nixon. “The sheriff said the change in status was requested by Presley’s office. “Nixon said he had no plans to call his new special deputy for any law enforcement duties.” That’s puzzling because the badge provided by Morris also demoted Presley a “special deputy,” not an honorary one. Also under Tennessee law, as noted, Presley could only have qualified as a “special deputy” on such occasions as he was given a specific assignment…yet Nixon disclaimed any intention of calling him to duty.